Maternal and Antenatal Care
Maternal and Antenatal Care is a crucial aspect of primary care, and at Nuvo Health general practice clinics we are committed to providing high-quality service to both mothers and children throughout all stages of pregnancy, childbirth, and childhood.
Prepregnancy planning is essential to give your child the best possible start to life. It is recommended that three months before trying to get pregnant, you visit your doctor for a general health check to ensure there are no preventable complications. This may also involve a blood test to measure for vitamin or mineral deficiencies, thyroid issues and to check immunity for Varicella (Chickenpox) and Rubella (German measles).
During pregnancy, regular check-ups and prenatal care are critical to giving yourself and your child the best possible health outcomes. We recognise that each patient is an individual and has individual needs, our doctors will work with you to create a personalised care plan that considers your unique needs and medical history. We offer a wide range of services – including ultrasound, prenatal testing, dietetics and counseling.
The schedule of doctor visits during pregnancy, will look different for each patient, but a generic schedule may look something like the following:
Frequency of visitation
After childbirth, Nuvo Health can provide you with postpartum care to ensure that both mother and baby are healthy and well. We also offer counseling services and breastfeeding support to ensure that new parents feel comfortable and confident in their new role. Post-birth, the mother goes through many physical and emotional changes and challenges. It is important that your postpartum care plan involves ensuring proper rest, nutrition and support.
Regular, comprehensive checkups are necessary to make sure that your child is healthy and is achieving their growth milestones. Nuvo provides comprehensive care for children of all ages, including vaccinations, immunisations, check-ups, diagnosis of illnesses and treatment of injuries.
Full details about child immunisation schedules can be found via the Department of Health and Ageing. After 4 years of age, vaccinations are given at school clinics but can be arranged through our clinics if requested.
We also recognise that maternal and antenatal care is closely linked to the overall health and well-being of families and thus, our communities. Our team understands that seeking healthcare can sometimes be a stressful experience, especially for new mothers and families with young children, which is why all of our staff strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where you and your family feel comfortable and well-cared for.
We want your child to have the best possible start to life, so if you have any questions or concerns about maternal and antenatal care, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to support you and your family every step of the way.
If you would like to make an appointment to see a doctor please book online or call your nearest Nuvo Health location today.